An Early 19thc French School Oil on Board Portrait of a Lady c.1830

Origin: French
Period: Restauration/Louis Philippe
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1820-40
Height: 26”
Width: 18” (in frame)

The beautifully depicted bust length portrait of a wealthy and attractive lady; probably in her twenties, painted in oils on board:, the sitter wearing a shoulder less Parisian blue dress, with a pretty and amicable face, voluptuous lips and rose tinted cheeks, wearing earrings and with her hair tied very much in the style of the period, also boasting a large pearl necklace, the whole on a grey brown coloured ground, presented in what appears to be the original moulded giltwood frame and surviving from 1830s France.

The picture is in very good original condition with no restoration or overpainting. please refer to the photographs for a visual reference. The board is in two parts and a line can be seen with some other very small flecked areas of loss. The frame also shows a handful of small chipped losses. She appears to be unsigned, and the pine backboards seem to be original.

The sitters curls to her hair indicate that she may well be southern French, though the style of dress and execution of the painting is very much of the 1830s and it is likely she was a wealthy Parisian lady.

A stunningly beautiful portrait of real quality.